Congratulations to the 2014 Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest Winners


Winners were hosted at a reception at the Nebraska Governor’s Mansion hosted by First Lady, Sally Ganem. The winners received Kindle Readers, gift certificates from McDonalds, and Standing Bear Books courtesy of Wells Fargo. Pictured: First Lady Sally Ganem; Claudia Archer, Brownell-Talbot; Anna Berridge, St. Augustine Mission School;… [ Read More ]

Fortenberry to Seek Federal Designation for Standing Bear Trail


A 500-mile forced march from northeast Nebraska to Oklahoma by Ponca tribal members more than 125 years ago could soon be etched into the national consciousness. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry plans to introduce a resolution that would designate the trail Chief Standing Bear and his people took on their… [ Read More ]

Chief Standing Bear Breakfast Event takes a Break in 2014 to Prepare for 2015 Symposium


The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs has partnered with the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska to create an event for 2015 that will mark the return of the Chief Standing Bear Breakfast Commemoration after a break in 2014. Th­is will be the start… [ Read More ]